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2015

"The international secondment opportunities and the people I met at events both encouraged me to apply here."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a great reputation and I thought it was definitely one of the most prestigious and best law firms both in the City and globally. Added to that, it sounded friendly and had a positive image socially. I'm here now, and I've not been disappointed."
Second year trainee, London
"When I was applying here I felt like Herbert Smith Freehills was about finding people who were the right fit for the firm in terms of skills and personality, rather than on the basis of where you studied/who you knew. I felt like the fee earners I met on the application day and the vacation scheme were the kind of people I would be enthusiastic to work with. There was a sense of shared ethos. I felt like it was a place where intelligent, hard-working and kind people could stretch themselves, build good working relationships and become better people. And my impression was right!"
First year trainee, London
"The secondment opportunities available at the firm encouraged me to apply here."
Second year trainee, Singapore
"It was mainly the people who encouraged me to apply here: I attended a dinner with trainees and associates from Herbert Smith Freehills, which was a great opportunity to get an honest insight into the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm's reputation for excellence; the variety in the spheres it excels in, disputes as well as transactional law and the variety of secondment opportunities were all reasons why I applied here."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's expertise and ranking in disputes, particularly in public law and arbitration, were both attractive to me."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm's high quality of work and open people were both an attraction."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I chose my firm for their strength and their global recognition as the premier litigation firm."
First year trainee, London
"I chose HSF for the inclusive atmosphere, the strong reputation in corporate and the growing presence in finance, its open-minded approach (particularly in comparison to what I consider to be much stuffier Magic Circle firms) and their strategy of employing well-rounded, emotionally intelligent people rather than those who simply excel academically."
First year trainee, London
"The people, the international secondment opportunities and the quality of work were the things that attracted me to the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I chose HSF for their pre-eminence in litigation and because of my positive vacation scheme experience."
First year trainee, London
"After meeting the GR partner at a HSF event in Cambridge I was instantly drawn to the firm by the warmth and friendliness of the partner!"
First year trainee, London
"I attended a vacation scheme and found that I fit into the personality of the firm more than any other City firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Herbert Smith Freehills is the top firm for litigation, which is what I have always wanted to do."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Good reputation, large, international, disputes work was also attractive."
First year trainee, London
"Excellent reputation; offered good training; an opportunity to succeed on merit."
First year trainee, London
"The quality and size of clients, the types of work, the international presence and the excellent training and secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Prowess/reputation in disputes."
First year trainee, London
"The balance of litigation and corporate work."
Second year trainee, London
"Reputation, especially in disputes, and international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"The interview was quite academic and tough. It tested me more than any other firm to which I applied."
Second year trainee, London
"I enjoyed the interview day, and gelled with the HSF staff that I met."
First year trainee, London
"Asia focus, litigation/corporate equal balance, highly rated."
First year trainee, London
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